Tropical Weather

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Aug. 2
National Hurricane Center is moving its tropical storm warning a bit more to the north along the Carolina coast.

That's as Tropical Storm Alex moves ever-so-slightly toward the east-northeast.

At 11 a.m., Eastern time, the storm was about 120 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, with top winds of 60 miles-per-hour.

The tropical storm warning now extends from the Santee River south of Georgetown, South Carolina, north to Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.

Forecasters say the storm has the potential to reach hurricane strength in the next day or so. But they say it now looks like it will remain offshore.

High surf and rip currents are expected to affect much of the Southeast coast over the next couple of days.